26 Assisted Living Facilities near Hockessin, DE
There are 26 Assisted Living Facilities in the Hockessin area, with 3 in Hockessin and 23 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Hockessin is $4,745 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Kennett Square with an average starting cost of $3,250.
To help you with your search, browse the 198 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Hockessin. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Hockessin 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kennett Square with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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3 Assisted Living Facilities in Hockessin, DE
23 Assisted Living Facilities near Hockessin, DE
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hockessin
Hockessin, located on the border of Pennsylvania and Delaware, is a suburb of Wilmington. The town's unusual name comes from a Native American word meaning "good bark." The town of 13,527 people has a sizeable senior population, with over one-fifth of residents being 65 years of age or older. To serve these senior residents, three assisted living facilities are located in Hockessin, and another 23 are in Wilmington and other nearby communities.
Delaware’s assisted living facilities are licensed by the Division of Health Care Quality. Seniors who live in licensed facilities receive supervision, personalized assistance and other necessary services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hockessin
Delaware Area Regional Transit (DART) operates a bus service that connects Hockessin to the rest of the state. Discounted DART fares are available to seniors who complete an application. A curb-to-curb paratransit service is available for seniors with disabilities.
- Hockessin seniors can take advantage of Delaware’s favorable tax policies. Social Security benefits are exempt from state income tax, as is the first $12,500 of pension income. Delaware is one of the few states that doesn’t charge a sales tax, letting seniors keep even more of their money.
- Hockessin offers limited arts and culture opportunities, but seniors can visit the Tweed’s Tavern Museum to learn about the town’s history. Many more activities and attractions are available in Wilmington, such as Broadway shows, baseball games and scenic gardens.
- The Hockessin area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Wilmington.
- The crime rate in Hockessin is very low, and the town is safer than 58 percent of communities in the U.S. The risk of being a victim of a violent crime is only 1 in 1,388 in Hockessin, which is significantly lower than the Delaware average.
- While the state has a higher cost of living than the U.S. average, Hockessin is expensive even by Delaware standards. The town’s cost of living is a whopping 43.1 percent higher than the national average.
Paying for Assisted Living in Hockessin
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Hockessin start around $4,745 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Hockessin and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hockessin
Delaware’s Medicaid plan supports a managed long-term care program which may pay for services seniors receive in assisted living communities. Hockessin seniors who receive SSI payments may be eligible for top-up funding through the optional state supplementation program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Delaware page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Hockessin
Hockessin and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Hockessin, please visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hockessin
Hockessin-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Delaware are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Hockessin
Review of Brookdale Hockessin
Brookdale Hockessin is working well for me right now. The staff members seem to be doing OK. I'm OK with it, too. The room is nice. My mom doesn't like the food. Also she would like to go out more.... Read more
Review of The Summit
The Summit is new, brighter than other places, and a little more suitable for living. Everything looked OK there. It was favorable and cheery looking. Someone identified themselves and asked if the... Read more
Review of Brookdale Hockessin
I would not recommend this facility because of lack of care and follow through. The facility could use a good cleaning as well. The admin staff is just interested in numbers and dollars. I was p... Read more